Like the incredibly popular 1st edition, this ebook “A Lawyer Writes: A Practical Guide to Legal Analysis 2nd edition” puts the reader in the location of a very first-year attorney/lawyer confronted with reality tasks. In doing so, it teaches law trainees not just how to be successful in law school, however likewise how to be successful in the practice of law. Using visual samples and graphics, the ebook reveals finest practices in both electronic and standard environments. Speaking to its readers in a simple way, A Lawyer Writes 2nd edition interacts vital abilities and theories so that they will be maintained for a life time of legal practice.
There are 2 substantial modifications in the 2nd edition of A Lawyer Writes. First, 2 brand-new chapters have actually been included: Chapter 17, Client Letters, and Chapter 19, The Transition from Objective to Persuasive Writing. (What was Chapter 17, Professional E-mails, will look like Chapter 18.) In addition, area 8.3, Applying the Law: Counter Analyses, has actually been re-arranged, however the material has actually stayed the very same. All other updates to the book are smaller sized edits that produce consistency, repair mistakes, or even more clarify an existing concept.
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“One of the very best parts of A Lawyer Writes is its chapter discussing guidelines. After my trainees check out that chapter, they actually appeared to comprehend the idea that guidelines can be mentioned implicitly in the events, which it was their task to make those guidelines specific for their readers. The book likewise offers a variety of outstanding, simple-to-comprehend examples in every chapter, which the trainees discovered extremely valuable.” — Alison Julien, Associate Professor of Legal Writing, Marquette University Law School (for the very first edition)
”A Lawyer Writes is the best ebook for the very first term of Legal Writing. It discusses the structures of legal thinking, highlights those structures with practical examples, and is an excellent design of its own lessons about great legal writing.” — Steve Johansen, Professor of Law, Lewis & Clark Law School
About the Authors
Christine Coughlin is Director of Legal Analysis, Research & Writing and a Professor of Legal Writing at Wake Forest University School of Law.
Sandy Patrick is a Professor of Legal Analysis and Writing at Lewis & Clark Law School.
Joan Rocklin is a Legal Research and Writing Senior Lecturer and Director of Externships and Clinics at University of Oregon School of Law.